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Schizo or Schisto – get your head around these little parasites

Schistosoma flatworm

Schizo or Schisto ? Schistosoma flukes could have your brain confused, wondering why, where and what has caused your symptoms of diarrhoea, fever and a … Read More

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Hammerheads in your Garden?

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Called to “come and look at this!” at a friend’s house in Durban, there was this long, thin black looking worm with a distinctive hammer … Read More

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To chew or to stew? More on those WORMS….

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It was fascinating to research information about Mopane Worms as a valuable food resource for the previous article (To Chew or not to Chew). So … Read More

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All you need to know about tick bites

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Virtually every pet owner in southern Africa knows to be on the look out for symptoms of tick bite fever, especially in dogs. Known as … Read More

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What to expect on your first trip to the bush

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If you are about to go on your first trip to the bush, be it an independent trip or on an organised safari,  you may … Read More

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How do I take my pet on holiday across the border ?

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As more and more hotels and guest houses become pet friendly, so more and more people are enjoying taking their pets on holiday with them. … Read More

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How fables bring strong messages home

Hansel and Gretel

Do you remember, as a child,  being read the story of Hanzel and Gretel?  It frightened the life out of me! Most “fairy” tales were … Read More

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What people overseas miss most about southern Africa.

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There are some wonderful aspects of life in southern Africa for most people arriving here that, despite the negative things they hear in the news, … Read More

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How to get your kids to appreciate nature

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Do your children suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder? Do they spend too much time indoors, in front of the tv or their computers, or in … Read More

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Water and Life

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With the ever increasing cost of our fresh water supply and changing weather patterns around the world, saving water is on everyone’s mind, especially when … Read More

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